On Duty Through the Darkness

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“By day the Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life.” Psalm 42:8

We can do nothing to earn His love. All we can do is rest in Him.

This reminder came to mind as I thought about the countless songs I’ve heard playing on repeat in the middle of the night. I’ve written numerous posts about these songs. To me, these little snippets are reminders that even while sleeping, God watches over me, He loves on me, He reminds me of His nearness…and I’m not doing anything.

He’s the watchman who is always on duty, always at His post.

I think of the account in Scripture when Jesus is praying in Gethsemane and the disciples couldn’t even stay awake and keep watch for one hour.  One hour.  (Matthew 26:40)  His number one fans, the ones who walked with Him, did life with Him, watched Him perform miracle after miracle,  couldn’t even successfully stand watch for one hour.

You know what this tells me?

I need Jesus standing guard over my life every second of every day. We think we have the strength to do it ourselves…but we don’t.

Thank you, Lord, for Your constant presence.

Thank you for Your song.

Thank you for being bigger than the night. 


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